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New Mexico Fishing Report

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Check out the stocking report through Sept. 23. Lake levels and stream flows.

Catches of the week:

  • Bluewater Lake: Khalil Rodriguez, 15, of Albuquerque caught and released a 30-inch tiger muskie Sept. 18. He was using a live action lure. Duane Fuller of Dateland, Ariz.

El Rancho de las Golondrinas: Museum Gift Store Sale

Wedneday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 2

The Swallow's Nest, the Museum gift store at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507 is offering a one-time-only special 20% discount sale on all toys!

The Swallow's Nest has a wide variety of toys including period-correct wooden tops, nine pins, quoits, dice, spinners and hobby horses!  The store also has clay marbles, jump ropes, clay animal flutes, checkers, pick-up-stix, twig pencils, crayons, pirate gold and sock puppets.

Boat Ramp Temporarily Closed at Caballo Lake State Park

Caballo, NM – State Parks is temporarily closing the main boat ramp at Caballo Lake State Park effective immediately because of low water levels.

As a result of required maintenance around the dam and spillway by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), the lake is currently experiencing extremely low water levels. The ramp will reopen once Reclamation completes its maintenance tasks, lake levels recover, and it is safe for visitors to use the main boat ramp.

For more information on YOUR New Mexico State Parks, please visit our website at or call 1-888-NMPARKS.

Santa Fe High non-district football game against visiting Los Alamos Friday night; District 2-6A begins

Questa High soccer, 44 listed on boy’s roster that includes five girls is puzzling


If you check its roster, the boy’s soccer team at Quest numbers 44 players.

If you check the website for the girl’s team, there is no roster, no schedule, and no record.

But after it lost 10-0 Monday to Santa Fe Prep at home, the Questa head coach Bill McDonald said its program was struggling and was forced to add five girls to its lineup. Struggling? Well, the program does list a junior varsity with no roster but with a 1-1 record.

That many on the varsity must mean some of them also play

Los Alamos National Laboratory named top 20 government employer by STEM Workforce Diversity Magazine

Los Alamos National Laboratory continues to be recognized for its diversity efforts: STEM Workforce Diversity Magazine, in its newest issue named the Laboratory a 2016 top 20 government employer, the only national laboratory to achieve this recognition. Read the article "A Snapshot of the Model Workplace" to learn more.

Rankings were based on an annual survey of randomly-selected readers of the publication, according to Tamara Flaum-Dreyfuss, president and publisher of Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc., which publishes the trade publication.

Auction to benefit New Deal Art in New Mexico and highlight National Parks, Monuments and Historical sites

Oct. 21, 5 – 8pm, Santa Fe Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail

Two great American ideas – the New Deal and the National Parks – will be celebrated during a benefit auction and party, “Look Where We Live,” sponsored by National New Deal Preservation Association that will feature work by New Mexico artists. To highlight the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and draw attention to their efforts to restore public art of the New Deal in New Mexico, the association asked artists and photographers to visit and get inspired by New Mexico’s national park, monuments and historic sites.

Youth learn where their food comes from during NMSU Food Camp for Kids

Participants in Food Camp for Kids watch as ground beef is packaged at Mathews’ Custom Meat Processing plant in Belen. The camp was held by New Mexico State University's Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service agents. (NMSU Photo by Jane Moorman)

By Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527,

LOS LUNAS — Three out of four consumers know nothing or very little about farming and ranching, according to a survey by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. That percentage is even higher for youth.

Two New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service county agents decided to

Arnold Palmer: legend and credit to the game

Arnol Palmer

We met just once and it’s never to be forgotten; Arnold Palmer gone at the age of 87


I grew up with “Arnie’s Army”. I didn’t know much about golf, but when someone famous out there on the course and I owned the same given name, I had no problem joining up even after I enlisted in the “Navy.”

Arnold Palmer. That was my hero. It wasn’t my army, but at least people had the knack of connecting me with it. He was a legend and I was the other Arnold or the other Arnie.

With his playing days long over, he still remained king of the sport of kings.

New Mexico State Parks Announces Routine Seasonal Closures for Fall and Winter Seasons

The New Mexico State Parks Division announces routine, seasonal closures at many of the 35 state parks. As temperatures drop, so does visitation during the cold, winter months in the northern half of the state.

“Park seasonal closures range from October-April every year, benefitting natural resources, minimizing impacts to wildlife, and allowing staff to work on important park projects,” said State Parks Director Christy Tafoya.

State park officials reported that due to better precipitation, improved lake levels, and minimal fire restrictions, park visitation was tremendous this season.

The CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center

Cancer Center Services

Patient Portal

What Happens Before, During and After Treatment

Once a diagnosis of cancer is made, patients talk with their primary care physician along with several cancer specialists, such as a surgeon, a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist, to discuss treatment options. These specialists will work together to help recommend the best treatment. 

In some cases, cancer will need to be treated by using more than one type of treatment.

Anne Kain Joins Del Norte Credit Union as Enterprise Risk and Performance Excellence Manager

Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is pleased to announce that Anne Kain has joined DNCU as Enterprise Risk and Performance Excellence Manager. Kain is based in the DNCU Los Alamos/Trinity branch.

Kain comes to DNCU with considerable financial industry experience having spent 17 years with Los Alamos National Bank, most recently as VP of Accounting and Finance.

Raton receives 650 new bear resistant trash dumpsters

RATON – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and the City of Raton have installed 650 bear-resistant trash dumpsters to discourage bears from frequenting the town in search of food.

“The collaborative project has been a huge success,” said Scott Berry, Raton’s city manager. “The new containers have provided numerous benefits, including decreased operating costs associated with cleanup, a cleaner city and a healthier environment for the area’s wildlife.” 

The department partnered with the city to buy the custom-built dumpsters and contributed about $382,500 to the effort.

NCRTD ADA bus stop enhancement project to cause intermittent lane closures

Along NM Highway 68/Riverside Dr. in Española

The North Central Regional Transit District, operator of the RTD Blue Bus, begins an ADA bus stop enhancement project on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016.

The Project will result in intermittent lane closures on NM Highway 68/Riverside Dr. in Española along a 3-mile stretch beginning at La Joya St. north to El Llano Rd. The Project will last approximately 45 days with construction occurring Monday through Friday, between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM. For additional project information, please contact the NCRTD, Jim Nagle, at (505) 629-4707 or by email at

Hobbs boys run off with the team title at Capital City Invitational

Hobbs runs 1-2-3 ahead of Indian School’s Michael Tenorio, St. Michael’s Austin Luttrell and Justin Angel, while Taos girls place first behind winner Cora Cannedy


Michael Tenorio should look at the good side.

Unhappy Saturday morning with his fourth-place finish at the annual Capital City Invitational, he strolled away after he crossed the line, wanting to be by himself and maybe figure out what went wrong.

Last year, the Santa Fe Indian School senior placed first at this meet run at the Municipal Recreation Complex 5-killomer course in Santa Fe.

Christus St. Vincents Women’s Services

More babies are born at CHRISTUS St. Vincent than anywhere else in Northern New Mexico. Each year, we welcome more than 1,500 babies into the world and care for their mothers, while treating an additional 3,000 patients who visit for prenatal examinations or other obstetrical conditions.

Expectant mothers in labor must check in at registration. Between 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, patient register at the main registration located on the central level of the hospital. Between 7:00 pm - 7:00 am, patients register at the Emergency Department check-in.

Sundays Bible quote

Praise for the Lord’s Mercies

A Psalm of David

103 Bless the Lord, O my soul;

And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The Lord executes righteousness
And justice for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known His ways to Moses,
His acts to the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is

What Stops Prayer Short

Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

—Psalm 139:23–24

To pray and then to live in known sin is like hanging up the phone to Heaven. All the praying in the world won't help us if we are living in sin.

God said in Isaiah 59:1–2, "Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.

Santa Fe High, Capital, Indian School: Friday night football shut down … none reach end zone

St. Michael’s, with a bye weekend, wasn’t affected


One hundred and 32 to zero, nada, naught or whatever other words to apply, it was a Friday night of nothing for three Santa Fe high school football teams, Capital, Indian School and Santa Fe High.

Fortunately, St. Michael’s had a bye weekend and looks to shut out winless Bernalillo on the road Friday night.

But for the other three from the City Different, none could reach the end zone.

State Park Officials Remind Hunters and Anglers to Boat Safe and Smart

Elephant Butte Lake State Park

As New Mexico celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, September 24, the New Mexico State Parks Division wants to remind hunters and anglers to keep safety as their number one priority. “As hunting and cold water fishing seasons begin, we encourage everyone to be prepared for changing conditions on the water and on land, said Barry Lucero, Chief of Boating Safety & Law Enforcement. Autumn in New Mexico usually begins with warm days and weather can quickly change.

In order to have a safe, enjoyable, hunting or fishing trip this fall, as

Four Great New Mexico Cities, Four Great CUFI Events


Special Speaker: Sgt Benjamin Anthony

Standing With Israel Event

Sunday, September 25, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Christ's Church
2200 N Sycamore Ave
Roswell, NM 88201

Night To Honor Israel Event

Sunday, September 25, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Abundant Life Christian Center

105 Avenida Del Fuego
Belen, NM 87002
*This is a Ticketed RSVP Required Event*

Standing With Israel Event

Monday, September 26, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Light at Mission Viejo

4601 Mission Bend
Santa Fe, NM 87507